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Player Profile #41: Aroldis Chapman | RP | CIN

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Editor’s Note: Chapman ranked 42nd overall in our 2015 Draft Guide and comes in as player number 41 in our Top 200 Countdown (rankings originally compiled in November). Last year during a seemingly innocuous spring training game versus the Kansas City Royals, Chapman’s career and life were seemingly...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds bullpen outlook: Who will get the ball to closer Chapman?

No pitcher had ever gone through a season and averaged throwing their fastball 100 mph. Aroldis Chapman did last season. No pitcher had ever produced a strikeout rate of 17-per-nine innings. Chapman's rate was 17.67 last season. No relief pitcher had recorded a strikeout in as many as 40 straight appearances. Yeah, Chapman did that and then some last year when he reached 49 games...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds Avoid Arbitration

In a day filled with ball clubs avoiding arbitration with their relief aces, this situation proved no different. The Cincinnati Reds settle with Aroldis Chapman on a contract that will net the fireball throwing lefty just over eight million dollars for the 2015 season. chapman, reds settle at $8.05M. well above midpoint. @JeffPassan 1st — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds closer Chapman avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year deal

  Closer Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to an $8.05 million, one-year contract, just before the scheduled start of their salary arbitration hearing. The right-hander, who turns 27 on Feb. 28, was 0-3 with a 2.00 ERA and 36 saves in 38 chances last year in his fifth season with the Reds. He struck out 106 in 54 innings and led the majors with an average of 17.67 strikeouts...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds, Chapman avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

The Reds and closer Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract on Friday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported the deal is worth $8.05 million= Chapman was the last remaining arbitration-eligible player for the Reds this year. They went into the offseason with nine eligible players but traded three (Mat Latos, Alfredo Simon, Chris Heisey), did not offer...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds closer Chapman avoids arbitration, gets $8.05 million for 2015

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has agreed to terms on a one-year contract through the 2015 season, avoiding an arbitration hearing that was set for Friday. Chapman will receive $8.05 million, according to reports. Chapman had asked for $8.7 million, while the Reds were offering $6.65 million, giving Chapman a salary above the midpoint of figures, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cincinnati Reds Should Trade Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds is one of the most dominant closers in baseball, yet trade rumors continue to circulate around him. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Aroldis Chapman creates fear every time he steps on the mound. As a left-handed closer standing at 6-4 and commonly featuring 100 mph heaters, it’s fair to suggest most at-bats against him are, in...
Via The Sports Journal
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun

Your browser does not support iframes. Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why. That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Aroldis Chapman shows off post-surgery staples

Last time we say Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, he was being carted off the field after taking a linedrive off his forehead Wednesday night. Friday, the lefty posted a picture of the aftermath. Now, I’m no surgeon, and I’m terrible at math…but it looks like Chapman has more staples in his head than the ball that hit him.
Via Hall of Very Good
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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